TORONTO – Curt Casali hit a three-run homer, Tim Beckham and Steve Pearce each hit two-run blasts and the Tampa Bay Rays had four homers while beating the Toronto Blue Jays 13-2 on Monday night.
Blue Jays manager John Gibbons was ejected by home plate umpire Mike Winters for arguing a called third strike in the fourth. It was the third ejection of the season for Gibbons and his second in two games – his was one of eight tossed in a game Sunday against Texas that included Rougned Odor’s punch to the jaw of Jose Bautista. Toronto has lost three straight.
Desmond Jennings also homered, and the Rays set season highs in runs and hits (17).
Jennings and Steven Souza each had three hits in the opener of an eight-game, three-city trip.
Drew Smyly (2-4) allowed one run and four hits in five innings to win for the first time in four starts.
The Rays roughed up Blue Jays left-hander J.A. Happ (5-1).